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I have a Dell optiplex Gx520 adn wish to change the DVD ROM for a DVD R/W. Where do I start as I cannot find any release screws? littleal

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  • aboore Aug 25, 2010

    Thanks mate.

    I cannot find any snaps. My computer is niot a tower but a flat desktop. I fownloaded the manual but it does not help.

    Any suggestions?

    littleal

  • aboore Aug 27, 2010

    My computer is a Small Form Factor. I cannot see or find any snaps or release mechanism on the drive.

    Any suggestiond?

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There's a latch of the rear-top, just hold and press (as you open and car door), the case will fling out.
You can refer to this video... (not the exact model, but more or less similar)
I hope you know how to replace the CD-Rom drive. If you need further help, let me know.

Good luck.

Thanks for using FixYa.

Posted on Aug 25, 2010

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    Lebanon Raingam Aug 25, 2010

    I am sorry, I didn't include which model exactly it is that you have. There are several designs with this same model. I attach some photos :







    If you are still having problem, let me know with the exact model, if possible upload a photo.


    Thanks a lot.







  • aboore Aug 27, 2010

    Mibe is the small form factor. Watching the video and looking at mine I cannot find any snaps or release mechanism on or near the drive.
    Any suffestions?
    Thanks

  • Lebanon Raingam
    Lebanon Raingam Aug 27, 2010

    Is it possible to take some pictures of it and upload it here? I can't assume myself which model exactly it is. If it's possible, that'll be very appreciated.

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  1. If you are installing a new drive:

    1. Press the two snaps on the top of the drive-panel insert and rotate the insert toward the front of the computer.

    1. Remove the three shoulder screws from the drive-panel insert.

  2. If you are replacing an existing drive:

    1. Press the two snaps on the top of the drive-panel insert and rotate the insert toward the front of the computer.

    1. Remove the three shoulder screws from the existing drive.

    2. Insert the three shoulder screws into the sides of the new drive and tighten them.
usually there are NO holding screws they all snap Together/Apart
Here is your manual to help. www.cob.fsu.edu/tech/computermanuals/GX520.pdf

Posted on Aug 25, 2010

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